Kat Lister

women's health

Kids in Uganda Are Making Pads So Girls Can Stop Missing School

And they're singing about periods, too.
Kat Lister
8.11.17
Work It Out

My Boxing Coach is My Therapist

No, seriously. She has the degree and everything.
Kat Lister
6.6.17
Pregnancy

The Costly, Traumatic Nightmare of Being Undocumented and Pregnant

Women ask me, 'Can I give birth at home? My boyfriend says he can deliver the baby.'"
Kat Lister
5.24.17
Politics

Why the Rise of the European Right Spells Doom for Reproductive Health

Right wing and nationalist parties are on the rise in Europe, prompting fears about a clampdown on abortion access. How worried should women be?
Kat Lister
10.18.16
Politics

Why the Panama Papers Are a Women's Rights Issue

Everyone from Emma Watson to the former Icelandic prime minister has been embroiled in the leak from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca. Here, we explore how tax evasion hurts women.
Kat Lister
5.19.16
Stuff

Meet the Playwright Tackling Sex, Drugs, and Teen Pregnancy Among Muslim Girls

Ambreen Razia's play "The Diary of a Hounslow Girl" tackles the stereotype that teenage Muslim girls can't rebel.
Kat Lister
5.11.16
Politics

Why Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer in Palestine When Treatment Is Available

In Gaza, breast cancer kills more women in than any other form of cancer. But doctors say that dwindling chemotherapy supplies, Israel-imposed sanctions, and social stigma are preventing access to life-saving care.
Kat Lister
5.4.16
Travel

How Hotels Are Capitalizing on Women's Fears of Traveling Alone

When two female backpackers were killed in Ecuador, people questioned why the pair were traveling alone. But despite the rise of hotels geared specifically towards female needs, many solo travelers say that the industry is letting women down.
Kat Lister
3.24.16
Stuff

Shazia Mirza Is Taking on the Islamic State One Joke at a Time

We caught up with the outspoken comic, whose new show tackles the British teenage girls who fled to Syria to join ISIS.
Kat Lister
2.16.16
refugees

'It Was Disgusting': Female Refugees Face Trauma and Sexual Violence on the Road

Women who travel the migrant trail in Europe live on constant fear for their lives, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
Kat Lister
1.18.16
activism

The Nicaraguan Teen Teaching Young Girls Their Reproductive Rights

Maria Fernanda Pineda Calero is only 16, but she already wants to tear down her country's 'machismo culture.'
Kat Lister
11.12.15
activism

The All-Female Coffeeshop Movement Coming to a Boil

In Pakistan, public space is overwhelmingly dominated by men. Girls at Dhabas wants to change that, beginning with the first female-run cafe in Karachi.
Kat Lister
11.6.15
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